Plumbing Engineer - Columns: April 2014
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Plumbing Engineer - Columns: April 2014

Well-read and eagerly anticipated by all Plumbing Engineer readers, our columns are authored by experts in their respective fields. The columns on this page are updated each month, so check back often.

DESIGNER'S GUIDE

Character counts
In 1990, I started as an associate at my old consulting engineering firm, JB&B in New York City. Back then, I was given a desk opposite of a fellow named Bill Muller. Bill had been with the firm 40-odd years, was advanced in age, and was hard of hearing. ... >> More

FPE CORNER

Aircraft hangar high expansion foam incident
On January 8, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, a civilian contractor lost his life after entering a hangar building in which the high expansion foam system had activated. The system activated at 11:24 am. In January , Investigating Officer COL Robert F. Weaver II created ... >> More

SOLAR SOLUTIONS

Case Study: New fish-farm combisystem in Colo.
Early in January, we assisted in the start-up of a unique combisystem installation in Southwestern Colorado. The facility consists of two food-production greenhouses that also contain large fish tanks. Each fish tank holds 3,000 gallons, and there are two in each greenhouse. ... >> More

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Gender Neutral: Another compelling case for single-stall restrooms

The Transgender Law and Policy Institute reports that more than 150 U.S. universities, including UCLA and NYU, have installed gender-neutral bathrooms to provide a safe environment for transgender and gender-nonconforming students. These single-use restrooms are marked with male and female signs, ... >> More

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